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Iowans in pro baseball: Colin Rea pitches in Triple-A All-Star Game

Checking in on former Gazette area preps, Iowa Hawkeyes

Former Cascade pitcher Colin Rea. (USA TODAY Sports)
Former Cascade pitcher Colin Rea. (USA TODAY Sports)

Former Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Gazette area preps and former University of Iowa players who are in affiliated professional baseball. All statistics mentioned are through Friday, July 12, 2019.

Jake Adams (University of Iowa): First baseman hitting just .188 thus far in July for high-Class A Fayetteville (Astros). Has .249 batting average overall in 76 games, with 13 home runs and 56 RBIs.

Nick Allgeyer (Iowa): Starting pitcher also struggling in July, with 10.61 earned run average in a pair of starts for high-A Dunedin (Blue Jays). Has 6-3 record and 3.59 earned run average in 16 starts overall. Has allowed 80 hits in 82 2/3 innings and has 80 strikeouts.

Joel Booker (Iowa): The poor-July theme continues for another former Hawkeye. Hitting just .176 in nine games this month for Double-A Birmingham (White Sox). Overall batting average for Barons is .279 in 38 games, with a homer, 14 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.

Tyler Cropley (Iowa): It’s a broken record. Catcher is 1-for-11 in July for low-A Hagerstown (Nationals). Hitting .173 in 28 games overall, with a pair of homers and seven RBIs.

C.J. Eldred (Mount Vernon/Iowa): Uncanny stuff. Pitcher has given up seven earned runs in seven innings over two July appearances for low-A Lexington (Royals). Is 0-2 with a 6.87 ERA and two saves in 15 appearances for the Legends.

Zach Daniels (Cedar Rapids Kennedy/Iowa): Finally some good July news. Pitcher gave up nine earned runs in 2 1/3 innings in a Fourth of July start for Rookie-level Danville (Braves), but followed that up with 3 2/3 innings of hitless, scoreless ball, adding seven strikeouts, in a relief appearance Thursday.

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Nick Gallagher (Iowa City West/Iowa): Remains on Injured List at high-A Lynchburg (Indians). Has 1-1 record and 4.89 ERA in 10 games, five starts.

Korry Howell (Kirkwood Community College): Outfielder had two-hit and three-hit games last week for low-A Wisconsin (Brewers). Hitting .228 in 50 games for the Timber Rattlers, with a homer and 13 RBIs.

Mitch Keller (Cedar Rapids Xavier): Pitcher threw six innings of two-hit shutout ball Thursday for Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates) to improve his season numbers to 7-3, 3.05. Has 96 strikeouts in 82 innings.

Mason McCoy (Iowa): Finally we have a former Hawkeye who hasn’t struggled in July. Shortstop’s great season continues at Double-A Bowie (Orioles). Hitting .315 in 57 games and .336 in 84 games overall between Bowie and high-A Frederick.

Cole McDonald (Iowa): Did not pitch last week for Short season-A Tri-City (Astros). Brief pro career has consisted of two appearances and four shutout innings.

Robert Neustrom (Iowa): Three two-hit games last week for the outfielder at low-A Delmarva (Orioles). Has .287 average in 38 games for the Shorebirds, with four home runs and 28 runs batted in.

Tyler Peyton (Iowa): Pitcher got hit hard in two relief outings at Double-A Tennessee (Cubs), giving up seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. Was sent back to high-A Myrtle Beach and is now on the Injured List.

A.J. Puk (Cedar Rapids Washington): Pitching in relief about every four days at Double-A Midland (Athletics), as he returns from Tommy John surgery. Had one shutout inning in an outing for the RockHounds last week, then gave up a run in a two-inning stint later in the week. Has 5.56 ERA overall in seven outings at Midland and high-A Stockton.

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Colin Rea (Cascade): Pitched in Triple-A All-Star Game last week. Has had wonderful season: 10-2 record and 3.24 ERA in 17 starts for Iowa Cubs. Only 85 hits allowed in 94 1/3 innings.

Nick Roscetti (Iowa): Infielder was given his release last week by the Milwaukee Brewers. Hit .169 in 23 games this season at high-A Carolina. In his four-year minor-league career, had a .264 average in 167 games.

Brady Schanuel (Iowa): Pitcher has 1-1 record and 8.25 ERA in seven relief outings for Rookie-level Rocky Mountain (Brewers). Has thrown 12 innings and given up 13 hits and 14 walks, striking out 23. Those are some interesting numbers.

Scott Schebler (Cedar Rapids Prairie): Outfielder is on Injured List at Triple-A Louisville (Reds). Has played 39 games since his demotion from the big leagues, hitting .241 with three homers and 10 RBIs.

Connor Van Scoyoc (Cedar Rapids Jefferson): Pitcher gave up a pair of runs in three relief innings in his last outing for the Arizona Rookie League Angels, but he did strike out seven. Has no record and a 7.71 ERA in four appearances overall.

Spencer Van Scoyoc (Cedar Rapids Jefferson): Made his first appearance last week since being promoted to Short season-A Williamsport (Phillies), throwing two hitless, scoreless innings. Three pro outings so far in his young career: one earned run allowed in four innings.

Keaton Winn (Pekin): Pitcher has started 12 games and made 18 appearances for low-A Augusta (Giants). Has 3-6 record and 3.70 ERA.

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